Thiruchitrambalam Songs – Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Thiruchitrambalam is an upcoming Tamil film directed by Mithran Jawahar starring Dhanush, Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar in the lead. Dhanush reunites with Anirudh after 6 years raising high expectations for the soundtrack. Let’s see if the album is up to par or not.
Anirudh hits right out of the park with the laid back jazzy tune Megham Karukatha. Anirudh consistently keeps the background engaging with Yuri Villar’s saxophone and Jon-Paul Frappier’s trumpet effectively offsetting Dhanush’s passable vocals. I especially liked how the trumpet sounds in tandem with the main melody.
In Pazham’s lifeAnirudh prolongs the vibrations of VIP with the string section’s playful prelude and although Anirudh’s vocals come off a bit subdued, it makes up for it with stellar arrangements with strings and guitar riffs.
thenmozhi has a whiff of Kannazhaga of 3 especially the title hook but the melody remains flat. Santhosh Narayanan’s vocals prove to be an appealing choice that lends a breath of fresh air to the song as it walks the predictable path.
Thai Kelavi is the weakest track on the soundtrack, and the melody and arrangements prove to be a sore point. Dhanush’s lyrics/vocals also don’t help while the song may work well with the visuals, but as a standalone track the song is a disappointment.
Thiruchitrambalam lack of freshness and the weakest album of the duo which does not meet expectations.
Choice of album: Megham Karukatha, Thenmozhi